The Onion AV Club gets MUSHY for MUSH!
Okay, I've been meaning to use that subject line for a while now and I just couldn't hold it any longer!! The Onion's AV Club takes a look at December graphic novel releases and had this to say about MUSH! Sled Dogs with Issues:
It’s clear that writer Glenn Eichler and artist Joe Infurnari did their research before embarking on the graphic novel Mush! Sled Dogs With Issues (First Second). The book is full of information about how dog teams work together, both in cooperation and in competition. Eichler (creator of the MTV animated series Daria and current writer for The Colbert Report) extrapolates from animal psychology, creating characters with their own neuroses. Some of the dogs are jealous, some self-deprecating, some lustful. Then Eichler and Infurnari contrast the relationships of the pooches with that of their masters: a married couple who’ve begun to have some bitter disagreements about their decision to live out in the wild, far from society. Mush! feels like it ends too soon, but that’s mainly because the dogs and the humans alike are so well-defined that they could easily support a book twice as long. …
Thanks AV Club! You'll just have to wait until the sequel, SLUSH! Sled Dogs 2; Crazy in the Heat! where our favorite dysfunctional team of dogs find themselves recalled by the CIA for a covert mission in Hawaii with global repercussions! It's going to be a wonderful shark-jumping good time (yes, they will actually jump many sharks)!